Sweet and Sour Chicken

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Sweet and Sour Chicken

5.0 from 1 vote
Recipe by HolisticJB Course: MainsCuisine: Chinese


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Sweet and sour chicken is fast becoming even more popular than its traditional pork cousin! And for good reason, it is a dish that you can serve quickly and easily, and it is delicious! It’s simplicity is a key factor for success. Simple fried chicken cubes that are coated in a crispy batter and then stir fried with a mouthwatering sweet and sour sauce.

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  • Chicken Marinade
  • 8 oz Chicken Breast

  • 1 tbsp Shaoxing Chinese Rice Wine

  • Chicken Batter
  • 4 tbsp All Purpose Flour

  • 4 tbsp Cornstarch

  • 1/2 tsp Baking Powder

  • 1/2 cup Water

  • Sweet And Sour Sauce
  • 4 tbsp Ketchup

  • 2 tbsp Chili Sauce

  • 2 tsp Plum Sauce

  • 1/2 tsp Worcestershire sauce

  • 1/4 tsp Chinese Rice Vinegar

  • 1/2 tsp Oyster sauce

  • 1 tbsp Sugar

  • 3 tbsp Water

  • 1/2 tsp Cornstarch

  • 1 pinch Black Pepper

  • Stir Fry
  • 1 Garlic Clove

  • 1 Green Capsicum

  • 1 Tomato

  • 3 Spring Onions

  • Oil


  • Cut the chicken breast into bite-size cubes.rnPlace the chicken into a small bowl and add the Rice Wine. rnMix well and let marinate for 10-15 minutes.
  • While the chicken marinades, Mix the Sweet and Sour sauce in a small bowl and set aside.
  • Prepare the Batter.rnSift the flour, cornstarch and baking powder into a bowl and add the water. rnMix well and add the chicken to the batter mixture.
  • Heat up cooking oil in a wok. rnOnce the oil is hot deep fry the chicken cubes. rnDon’t overcrowd the oil, or it may cool down, you are better to cook the chicken in batches. rnTransfer the fried chicken onto a plate with paper towels to soak up any excess oil.
  • Pour excess oil into another bowl, leaving around 2 tablespoons of oil in the wok.rnAdd the minced garlic and saute until fragrant. Add the sliced green capsicum and stir fry for 2 to 3 minutes. rnTake the sweet and sour sauce you prepared earlier and add it to the wok. Bring it to the boil and simmer for 3-4 minutes. Now add the chicken pieces, tomatoes and chopped spring onion. Turn the ingredients so they are covered in the sauce. Serve immediately with steamed white rice.

Nutrition Facts

  • Serving Size: 1g
  • Calories: 1208kcal
  • Carbohydrates: 28g
  • Protein: 20g
  • Fat: 114g
  • Saturated Fat: 8g
  • Trans Fat: 1g
  • Cholesterol: 48mg
  • Sodium: 413mg
  • Fiber: 1g
  • Sugar: 9g
  • Vitamin A: -0IU

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After living in Malaysia and Brunei, and travelling throughout South East Asia, I fell in love with the countries, the people and the amazing cuisine. Now I want to share that passion through the recipes that deliver Hawker Style, authentic flavors of Asia.

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